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Harve de Grace, Maryland.
Several outbuildings were added to the property after the initial construction of the Keeper’s House. A well was dug in 1827 and research indicated that a pump was installed to draw water. The pump house was added over the . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Did You Know?

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Harve de Grace, Maryland.
This area has always been susceptible to flooding. Several times throughout the year, the entire property would have been under water. There are reports of light keepers taking a boat from the house to the lighthouse in . . .

(Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

We Will Never Forget

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Gaithersburg, Maryland.
In Honor and Memory Of William J. Christman III Charles Richard Dale Clayton Eugene Fraley John Ault LeCompte Frederick Richard Neff Francis Frank Novello James W. Prather James Paul Purkey Who Gave Their Lives in Action . . .

(War, Vietnam) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Birkett Davenport Fry

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Saint Albans, West Virginia.
Born June 1822 in Kanawha County, Fry served as a lieutenant in the Mexican War and moved to Alabama prior to the Civil War. Appointed colonel of the 13th Alabama, he was wounded at Seven Pines, Antietam, and . . .

(War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Franke Historical Walkway

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Fort Recovery, Ohio.
Given in memory of Herbert J. Franke, 1911-1988, by his family and dedicated on July 25, 1993, this walkway is designed to give visitors not only a pleasant passage between Fort Recovery parks but also to give them a brief . . .

(Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

VanTrees Donation

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Fort Recovery, Ohio.
In 1990 the old Equity Dairy property adjacent to the museum was purchased with the VanTrees donation. With the support of a community united to make its 1991 bicentennial year one not to be forgotten, the VanTrees Park not . . .

(Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Greeneville Treaty Boundary Line

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Fort Recovery, Ohio.
The Greeneville Treaty established a boundary line between Indian and Federal land. This line was crossed in 1836 when the plot for the town of Recovery was laid out. David Beardslee laid out the land north; William McDaniel . . .

(Native Americans • Peace • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Native Cultures

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Fort Recovery, Ohio.
About 14,000 years ago, the last glacier receded from this area. Mastodons, mammoths, and giant beavers, roamed the region. The ancestors of American Indians arrived in Ohio during this time. These Paleoindians were hunters . . .

(Anthropology • Native Americans • Paleontology) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Wabash (Ouabache) River

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Fort Recovery, Ohio.
The depression in the land before you is the bed of the original Wabash (Ouabache) River. (In the early 1900's, it was rerouted to its present course just west of here.) It was one of the main highways of Indian travel . . .

(Native Americans • Wars, US Indian • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

On This Triangle of Land.

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Fort Recovery, Ohio.
On this triangle of land between the rivers, Indian forces under Chiefs Little Turtle (Miami) and Blue Jacket (Shawnee)surrounded and attacked General Arthur St. Clair's troops on November 4, 1791. Of his 1,300 soldiers, . . .

(Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

On Christmas Day 1793

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Fort Recovery, Ohio.
On Christmas Day 1793, General Anthony Wayne detached soldiers from Greenville to construct a fort at the site of the 1791 battle. Within five days, a work force large enough to house 250 men and capable of defending against . . .

(Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

American Indian Tribes

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Fort Recovery, Ohio.
The American Indian tribes living in this region at the time of the Indian wars were not originally from the area. The Delaware had been pushed westward into this region by the expansion of European settlement in the eastern . . .

(Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Battle of Fort Recovery

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Fort Recovery, Ohio.
On June 30 and July 1, 1794, 200 well-trained soldiers, under the command of Captain Alexander Gibson, successfully defended this fort against the frontal, relentless attack of 2,500 Indians led by Little Turtle, Blue . . .

(Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

America's First Mile

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Fort Kent, Maine.
(right panel) This site denotes the first mile of U. S. Route 1, designated on November 11, 1926. The first mile extends from the Fort Kent, Maine / Clair, New Brunswick international border to the Dube House - built in . . .

(Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Gran Plaza Malecón

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, Mexico.
Gran Plaza Malecón 500 Años Veracruz · Puerta de Mar · 1519-2019 La Gran Plaza Malecón es un espacio de alta importancia en el Centro Histórico de Veracruz. Construida en su mayoría sobre Terrenos Ganados al Mar. Data de la . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Julio S. Montero Plaza

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, Mexico.
Plaza Julio S. Montero Tercer director del Antiguo Colegio Preparatorio (1910) Catedrático y personaje altruista que engrandeció la educación y la formación de la juventud veracruzana. Centro Histórico Colonia Centro · C.P. . . .

(Education • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Ray Bradbury Park

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Waukegan, Illinois.
Author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), born in Waukegan, Illinois, is renowned as one of the most celebrated fiction writers of our time and one of the most important figures in the genre of science fiction and fantasy. This park, . . .

(Arts, Letters, Music • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Kenton's Stockade

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Springfield, Ohio.
Near here, at the forks of the Mad River, in 1799 Simon Kenton and other Kentuckians erected the first American Stockade in the Mad River Valley.

(Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes location, directions, 8 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Pratt Rock

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Prattsville, New York.
Zadock Pratt October 30, 1790 to April 6, 1871 Born in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York Buried in Prattsville, New York Cemetery Tanner, Farmer, Builder, Banker U.S. Congressman (1837-1839; 1843-1845) Wives: Beda . . .

(Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Politics • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Emmitsburg

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Emmitsburg, Maryland.
After playing host to native peoples for centuries, Catoctin Mountain has served (sic) home to European settlers since the 1730’s. (sic) Among the first to come to what was considered “the backlands of the province” were . . .

(Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Education • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.
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